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Professional Training for SimScale

Online training to get started with Thermal Analysis

Overview

Session 1: Fundamentals of Thermal Analysis

What you will learn
  • An introduction to thermal analysis involving solids and fluids
  • The basics of finite element & finite volume methods and the solution approaches
  • Applications of thermal analysis in product development
  • The thermal analysis types available in SimScale
How you will benefit
  • You will understand the basics of simulating thermal problems and be able to setup a simple case in SimScale

Session 2: CAD Preparation and Meshing Techniques

What you will learn
  • Important steps for preparing a CAD model for thermal simulations
  • Tetrahedral mesh generation for thermal analysis involving solids
  • Hexahedral mesh generation for fluid thermal applications
  • Creating multi-region mesh for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) cases
How you will benefit
  • You will understand which types of mesh should be used for different themal applications and be able to generate valid meshes for the simulation

Session 3: Analysis Based on the FEA Approach

What you will learn
  • An overview of the thermal analysis types on solid structures
  • Differences between a linear and nonlinear analysis, and their applications
  • Setting up basic thermal simulations using SimScale
How you will benefit
  • You will gain the competence to perform a thermal analysis on solids with thermal interaction. 

Session 4: Analysis Based on the CFD Approach

What you will learn
  • A basic understanding on buoyancy driven flows
  • The different turbulence models and application of Bousinessq approximation
  • Numerics schemes changes and a study on convergence issues
  • Overview of setting up a convection simulation using SimScale
How you will benefit
  • Knowledge to carry out fluid thermal simulations involving convective heat transfer

Session 5: Analysis Based on the Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) Approach

What you will learn
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) simulation and the solution method
  • The data transfer at the interface between solid and fluid volumes
  • Overview of setting up a CHT case on SimScale
  • Theoretical approach of obtaining results and making comparisons
How you will benefit
  • You will understand how to setup a complete thermal simulation involving solids and fluids.